The Naked Truth
09 March · Katrina
New Sculptures and Drawings reveals Christchurch artist Samuel Harrison’s ongoing exploration of the human body. In sculpture, prints and drawings he investigates the physicality of the naked form, challenging norms of classical portraiture, deliberately transgressing Renaissance ideals of beauty and the art historical exaltation of the nude with a relentless, often confrontational allegiance to shape, form and texture.
In each of the six works shown here – three drawings, one woodblock print, one plaster sculpture and one wax maquette – Harrison pushes the possibilities of his chosen medium, drawing out the unique qualities of paper, wood, plaster and wax to arrive at a distinctive new approach to the human form. Across these different media New Sculptures and Drawings cohere into a succinct and provocative exhibition reflecting the singular vision of this studio artist.
Born in Christchurch, Samuel Harrison graduated with a Bachelor of Art & Design from the Canterbury Polytechnic Institute of Technology’s School of Art & Design in 2006 and held his first solo exhibition in 2008. Since then he has won numerous awards and exhibited widely in New Zealand and Australia.
New Sculptures and Drawings runs until 20 March 2014.
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